Ski & Snowboard Team Off to a Great Start


Ski Team in December 2014
Ski & Snowboard Team in December, 2014.

The Ski & Snowboard team is off to a strong start, having competed in two league races so far this year. The girls are once again posting excellent results and are poised for a successful defense of their league championship.

On December 13th, Silvia was the sole female snowboarder racing on the hill. Despite a lack of competition, she had two excellent runs and won the day! Sisters Amelia and Rosie took 1st and 2nd place on the ski side, with Catarina rounding out the top three. York House took the top four spots and seven of the top 10.

Ski & Snowboard Team - January Race.
Ski & Snowboard Team – January Race.

On January 11th, we had 19 racers on the hill (a record for YHS) and posted tremendous results again. Our snowboarders took the top five spots (well, there were only five snowboarders competing but…) with Joanna taking 1st place, Sophie taking 2nd, and Silvia rounding out the top 3. Our Grade 8 boarders (Cici and Selina) also had a strong first race of their YHS careers! In addition to taking 1st place at the race, Joanna has been chosen as the 1st alternate to the BC Slopestyle team for the 2015 Canada Games in February.

Our skiers again dominated, with Arizah taking 1st place, Meg taking 2nd, and Amelia rounding out the top three. The girls took the top six spots and seven of the top 10 with all our racers competing very well. In addition, Arizah and Meg would have finished 2nd and 3rd on the boys side, being bested by only one Saints racer!

The girls race again this Saturday on Blackcomb and then on the 30th of January before competing at the Zone Championships on February 16th.

Thanks for Mr. Dallman for his expert help with the snowboarders thus far in the season. See you on the hill!

Chris Ruse

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